Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth 6-7. No late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Osf lecture: Lectures by Oregon Shakespeare Festival company members and visiting scholars are held at noon in Carpenter Hall, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for members; and $5.25 for youth 6-7. No late seating. Tickets are available at the festival box office.

Friday, Aug. 29: "What Is the View from the Brooklyn Bridge?" Libby Appel, director, "A View from the Bridge." Wednesday, Sept. 3: "Equal Opportunity Offender: The Making of The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler," Bill Rauch, director. Friday, Sept. 5: "Coriolanus and the Mutinous Citizens," Michael Warren, University of California, Santa Cruz.

osf talks in the Park: Free informal talks with company members from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival take place at noon in the Bill Patton Garden, outside Gate 1 of the Elizabethan Stage/Allen Pavilion, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland.

Sunday, Aug. 31 Sarah Rutan, actor.

book event: Tom Romano, author of "Birds of Prey and Endangered Raptors," will read pages from his book at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Wildlife Images, 11845 Lower River Road, Grants Pass. Bird handlers will have the actual species of bird there to discuss them with the audience. There is no admission charge, but donations accepted. Make a reservation in advance. Call 476-0222.

author reading: Robert McDowell will read from his book "Poetry as a Spiritual Practice: Reading, Writing, and Using Poetry in Your Daily Rituals, Aspirations, and Intentions" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland. Call488-0029.

book discussion group: The Elastic Mind Book Discussion Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The group will discuss "Changes in Attitude Toward the Career Woman." Suggested readings include Susan Quinn's "Marie Curie: A Life," Madeleine Albright's "Madam Secretary, a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt," or a book of your choice. Joanna Fenn leads the discussion group, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Call 774-6996.

wisdom seekers: To open the group's 10th year, clinical psychologist Ruth Resch will speak at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Havurah, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Resch will talk about how she triumphed over her loss of speech as a result of a stroke-medically known as aphasia. She will explain how art therapy, resting the verbal brain by challenging the right brain, helped her conquer this great loss. There will be a brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. Call 488-7716.

author night: Patricia Broersma, author of "Riding Into Your Mythic Life," will speak at Author Night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland Horse trainer and instructor Broersma turned founded and directed a nonprofit therapeutic riding program in San Antonio, Texas, and went on to re-establish, direct and act as head instructor for HOPE Equestrian Center in Ashland. Author Night is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. Call774-6996.